minor lines, 8/2/10

Monday highlights from the Giants' farm: Matt Yourkin allowed 1 ER in 6.0 IP, and both Brett Pill and Luke Anders homered as part of multi-hit evenings.  Also notable, Tommy Joseph doubled twice among three hits.

AAA: Fresno defeated Colorado Springs 4-3
(outscoring the Sky Sox 3-2 in the 8th inning)

Fresno: 1B Brett Pill: 2 for 3, HR, SF, SO
Fresno: 3B Ryan Rohlinger: 2 for 4, 2B, E
Colorado Springs: 1B Brad Eldred: 3 for 4, HR, BB, SB

Fresno: SP Matt Yourkin: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K--1 HR
Colorado Springs: SP Esmil Rogers: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K--1 HR, 1 HB, 1 BK

Pill had his 12th HR.  Pill and Rohlinger, who was playing his first PCL game in over a week, were two of four Grizzlies' with two hits each.  The Rockies' Eldred was the game's only player with three hits as he homered for the second straight game.

Yourkin allowed 1 ER or less for the fifth time in his last six starts.  His ERA in eighteen starts is just 3.19.  The 29-year-old has solid peripherals in those starts too with 93 H, 26 BB, 6 HR, and 78 K in 96.0 IP.  Rogers, who spent most of April and May in the majors, also had a quality start.

AA: Richmond had a scheduled off-day
(Their next scheduled off-day is August 9.)

A+: San Jose had a scheduled off-day.)
(Their next scheduled off-day is August 12.)

A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 8-4

Augusta: 1B Luke Anders: 3 for 4, HR
Augusta: C Tommy Joseph: 3 for 4, 2 2B, E

Augusta: SP Craig Clark: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Joseph and Anders each had three hits, raising their respective AVGs to .230 and .301.  They combined for three XBHs, including Joseph's 15th and 16th doubles and Anders' 11th HR.  Joseph also committed his 7th error.

Clark made his sixth Sally League start this year.  Only two of those starts have qualified as a quality start, but he did raise his K/BB ratio (in six SAL starts) back above 3.00.

ssA: Salem-Keizer: lost to Spokane 7-0

Salem-Keizer: RF Jose Medina: 2 for 4, 2B, HB

Salem-Keizer: SP Shane Kaufman: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Salem-Keizer: RP Seth Rosin: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Medina had the Volcanoes' only multi-hit line, and his 9th double was their only XBH.  After cooling off in July after his hot start in June, his NWL line is now .273/.374/.390 through 154 AB.

Making his seventh start, Kaufman allowed a season-high 4 R.  His ERA remains below 4.00.  After missing all of July, Rosin, the Giants' fourth rounder this year, made his fourth pro appearance with a perfect 8th inning.

R: Giants defeated Brewers 4-2

Scottsdale: DH Daniel Burkhart: 2 for 3, HR, BB, SO
Scottsdale: RF Rafael Rodriguez: 2 for 4, 2B

Scottsdale: SP Waldis Joaquin: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 WP
Scottsdale: RP Austin Fleet: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K--1 HR, 1 WP

Playing in his fourth pro game, Burkhart, the Giants' tenth round selection this year, had his 1st pro HR.  He and the 18-year-old Raf-Rod had the rookie Giants' two multi-hit lines.

Joaquin made his fourth AZL rehab start.  Although he technically appeared in relief, Fleet had a fine start, with the lone real blemish being his first HR.

DSL: Giants defeated Phillies 8-5

Dominican: 1B Jose Cedeno: 2 for 4, SO
Dominican: RP Bertoni Garcia: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 6 K

Cedeno (20.2 y.o.) had a couple hits to raise his AVG to .226 through 62 AB in his second DSL season.  After the Gigantes' starter issued 7 BB in 3.2 IP, Garcia (19.0 y.o.) provided 4.0 scoreless IP in relief for his 2nd save.  After missing most of July in his third DSL season, he has a 1.96 ERA through 18.1 IP.
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